During my teaching experience at Caltech, I was awarded the following prizes and awards for my work in the classroom and beyond:
Associated Students of California Institute of Technology (ASCIT)'s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018
The ASCIT Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded to 4 professors and 4 teaching assistants each year across all academic disciplines at Caltech, and I was conferred this award for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award is exclusively managed by the student body, including both the nomination and selection process. The awardees are honored at a special banquet ceremony with a citation, and the students who nominated the awardees share their experiences with those in attendance.
R. Bruce Stewart Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2019
The Stewart Prize is to be awarded to a graduate student teaching assistant who demonstrates, in the broadest sense, unusual ability, creativity, and innovation in undergraduate/graduate classroom or laboratory teaching of physics. The Department of Physics at Caltech administers this prize which was awarded to me for the 2018-2019 academic year. Nominations for the Stewart Prize may be made by any member of the Caltech community, including faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, alumni, and staff. The awardee is conferred with a certificate and a $4000 cash prize at a special awards ceremony hosted by the department.
Caltech Innovation in Education Fund Award 2020
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO) at Caltech awarded the Innovation in Education Fund Award in February 2020 to Prof. Frank Porter and me for supporting the release of our online course on "Vibrations & Waves" (http://www.waves.caltech.edu). The Caltech Innovation in Education Fund is designed to support Caltech faculty developing new courses, implementing innovative and evidence-based teaching methods, upgrading educational facilities, or pursuing other new academic activities.
Dean's List of Outstanding TAs
The Dean's Office at Caltech recognized me as an Outstanding TA for Fall 2019 based on student evaluations for my teaching of the sophomore/junior physics course on Vibrations & Waves. The recognition came along with a $20 Amazon gift card :)